Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the global energy sector is witnessing a sea change due to the current pandemic and this will create a huge opportunity for growth, entrepreneurship and employment in the Indian energy sector.
Delivering the eighth convocation address at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University PDPU Gandhinagar through video conferencing, Mr. Modi said that India is marching ahead with the target to reduce the carbon footprint by 30 to 35 percent.
Mr. Modi said that India is trying to increase the share of Natural Gas by four times to complete the energy requirements of the country. He said that graduating during the time of global crisis is a big challenge for the young students, but the potential and capabilities of the students are much bigger than the global challenges. He appealed to the young students to transform their sense of responsibility into the sense of opportunity.
Mr. Modi said that the world has high hopes and expectations from India and India’s hope and expectations are in turn connected with the young students. He said that we should not only march ahead but we should march ahead much faster.
Recalling his one and half decade association with the PDPU- Gandhinagar, Prime Minister Modi asked the Gujarat government to expand the scope of the PDPU from petroleum to the energy sector. He suggested changing the law if required for doing so.
AIR Ahmedabad correspondent reports that about 2600 students received their degree certificates on this occasion. More than 40 scholars received their PhD degrees from the dignitaries who also conferred medals of merit upon 77 students.
The Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, popularly known as PDPU and accredited with NAAC with a high “A” grade has been established through the State Act on the 4th of April 2007.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani was present on the occasion as the Guest of Honour. Shri Mukesh Ambani, the President of the Board of Governors of PDPU and Chairman of Reliance Industry presided over the function.